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Suffolk County Community College Overview

Suffolk County Community College is a public institution situated in Selden, New York. The suburban atmosphere of Selden makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Suffolk County Community College Known For?

3,604 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Suffolk County Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 29% of the faculty were full-time.

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Suffolk County Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Suffolk County Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#30 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Suffolk County Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Suffolk County Community College?

Location of Suffolk County Community College

Contact details for Suffolk County Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 533 College Rd, Selden, NY 11784-2899
Phone: 631-451-4110
Website: https://www.sunysuffolk.edu/

How Do I Get Into Suffolk County Community College?

You can apply to Suffolk County Community College online at: https://www.sunysuffolk.edu/apply-enroll/apply-now.jsp

Suffolk County Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Suffolk County Community College?

17% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Suffolk County Community College, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $3,788 a year. That adds up to $15,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Suffolk County Community College is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Suffolk County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,399 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,230 undergraduate students at Suffolk County Community College, with 12,399 being full-time and 12,831 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Suffolk County Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,399 full-time undergraduates at Suffolk County Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Suffolk County Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Suffolk County Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Suffolk County Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 475
Black or African American 972
Hispanic or Latino 3,889
White 6,046
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 954

Over 49 countries are represented at Suffolk County Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Colombia, and Turkey.

Online Learning at Suffolk County Community College

808 Took All Classes Online
6,214 Took At Least One Class Online
35.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,214 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Suffolk County Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 38th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Suffolk County Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Suffolk County Community College was 35.4%. This is the #617 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Suffolk County Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Suffolk County Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Suffolk County Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Suffolk County Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Administration & Management #163
Business, Management & Marketing #205

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Suffolk County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,876 0 1,876
Business Administration & Management 314 6 320
Criminal Justice & Corrections 241 0 241
Nursing 190 0 190
Accounting 112 6 118
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 75 0 75
Computer Information Systems 70 1 71
Design & Applied Arts 69 0 69
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 45 7 52
Audiovisual Communications 51 0 51
Communication & Media Studies 44 0 44
General Visual & Performing Arts 42 0 42
Culinary Arts 29 11 40
Legal Support Services 18 21 39
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 32 32
General Sales & Marketing 27 0 27
Human Services 27 0 27
General Engineering 26 0 26
Drama & Theater Arts 24 0 24
American Sign Language 22 0 22
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 15 7 22
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 21 0 21
Information Technology 19 0 19
Architectural Engineering Technology 18 0 18
Teaching Assistants 17 0 17
Human Development & Family Studies 16 0 16
Mental & Social Health Services 15 0 15
Health & Medical Administrative Services 13 0 13
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 13 0 13
Electronics Engineering Technology 12 0 12
Music 11 0 11
Fire Protection 9 1 10
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 8 8
Allied Health Professions 8 0 8
Journalism 5 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 0 4
Industrial Production Technology 4 0 4
Hospitality Management 2 0 2
Horticulture 0 0 0
Interior Architecture 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0
Other Construction 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,504 100 3,604

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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